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The topic this month is "Waterfalls".  Waterfalls offer us the opportunity to stretch our technical skills to create various effects.

If a "frozen in time" effect is desired then very short exposures are necessary.  In some cases a flash with it's very short burst of light may be necessary.

Another approach is to use long exposures to create a milky effect.  Exposures of from 1 to 30 seconds can be interesting and beautiful.  However, we quickly run into limitations of physics.  In broad daylight, even in the shade, we are lucky to get to 1/10 second even at f / 22 and iso 50.  Neutral density filters are required for long, multi second exposures.  This is particularly true if we need a wider aperture to restrict the depth of field.

For these longer exposures we need a sturdy tripod, remote shutter release or time delay, and use mirror lockup to limit vibration.

The image at the left was 1/10 second, ISO 800, f / 22.

We will schedule a trip to Turner Falls before this meeting.


Results from prior meetings may be found at "The Complete Photographer Results".

Directions to Heritage Farmstead Schoolhouse can be found here.

6:30 - 7:00 Set up

7:00 - 7:15 Introduction

7:15 - 8:15 Presentation

8:15 - 8:20 Break

8:20 - 8:45 Wrap up

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  • Donna W

    It was good to see everyone's pictures and the various methods of processing - and to learn how to achieve the best results with water.
    Thanks to the organizers for your efforts.

    April 10, 2013

  • JEN c.

    Really enjoyed learning about the different effects on water achieved by shutter speed. I always take away good ideas, Thanks.

    April 10, 2013

  • Guy H.

    They were all going downhill

    April 10, 2013

  • Ken M.

    Great group, good meeting!!!!

    April 9, 2013

  • Dean S.

    very good representation of how to photograph waterfalls to get the effect you want. I enjoyed it.

    April 9, 2013

  • Larry H.

    Appreciate the feed back and suggestions
    Thanks, learned a lot!

    April 9, 2013

  • R. E. (Ron) M.

    I will present a short slide show of current Hill Country Wildflowers shot this last weekend. Since our next assignment is Wildflowers, this should give you some incentive to head south and partake of natures wonders.

    April 9, 2013

  • Anita O.

    The good news is that the Carter Donor council is changing their meetings to the first Tuesday so I can start coming to the meetup more regularly!!! They REALLY don't want to find another fool willing to take notes during the meetings.

    April 5, 2013

  • Anita O.

    Wish I could come, but I'll be in Redmond WA for a business conference. Next time! (As long as it's not while I'm on the Oregon Coast. I'm not missing that!)

    March 14, 2013

  • Stevie

    I'm Jazzed!

    January 12, 2013

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